Dr Tony Newman-Sanders MA FRCR FRCp
Chief clinical information officer
Tony Newman-Sanders is a Consultant Radiologist with a special interest in musculoskeletal imaging and clinical informatics.
He was appointed Clinical Director of Diagnostic Imaging and Chief Clinical Information Officer at SASH in April 2016.
He read Medicine at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the Royal London Hospital. He trained in General Medicine on the Bart’s Hospital Training scheme and in Renal Medicine and subsequently Clinical Radiology at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.
He was appointed Consultant Radiologist at Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust (now Croydon Health Services) in February 1998. He oversaw the establishment of the first NHS MRI Unit in Croydon, introduced the technique of musculoskeletal Ultrasound and developed and led the musculoskeletal imaging service.
He was appointed Clinical Director for Diagnostics and Cancer Services in 2007 and in 2009, became Clinical Director for Emergency Services. He was Medical Director at Croydon Health Services from 2011-2013.
He is a former secretary of the MR Radiologists Association and a former Committee member of the RCR PACS and Teleradiology Special Interest Group and IT advisor to the Professional Support and Standards Board until 2015.
From 2006-2105 he was National Clinical Advisor to the Connecting for Health (now NHS Digital) Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) Programme.
In 2010 he established and chaired the Informatics Committee of the National Imaging Clinical Advisory Group. He was a member of the Department of Health project looking at 7 day working in Diagnostic Imaging and was invited to sit on the DH Information Strategy workshops.
In February 2014 he was appointed Chief Clinical Information Officer for the Health Innovation Network (South London Academic Health Science Network) and in February 2016 became the HIN’s first Medical Director.
In December 2016 he was appointed National Clinical Director for Diagnostics at NHS England.